GOP's Kasich delivers 'odd' and final State of the State

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — In a State of the State speech infused with philosophy, religion and a pinch of nostalgia, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday urged people to tap the values he believes all people have "written on our hearts" to live a life bigger than themselves.

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County coroner: Fentanyl fueled big spike in overdose deaths

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The coroner in a southwestern Ohio county says accidental overdoses spiked more than 20 percent last year, driven in large part by the rise of fentanyl and other powerful opioids.

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Death of boy buried in Cleveland backyard ruled a homicide

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio medical examiner has ruled the death of a 4-year-old boy whose remains were found in a trash bag in the backyard of a vacant Cleveland home a homicide by "unspecified means."

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